I know that everyone is getting excited about the upcoming Pirate football season which kicks-off on Saturday with the Battle of the Beards with Appalachian State. I am like a little kid on Christmas. The weather outside is football weather. You can smell it in the air and it just has that certain feeling (which makes it almost impossible to sit in an office all day working in front of a computer).
Well, I came across two young entrepreneurs via Facebook earlier in the summer that had been working on this new product called “The Plunder Towel” and it really caught my attention. I really feel that The Plunder Towel will be one of the big fan symbols that is associated with the ECU Pirates in the future.
Think about it like this. Dowdy-Ficklen is considered one of the toughest places to play in the NCAA…maybe not by the standards of that effin’ NCAA video game but every team that comes to Greenville knows it. Many opposing coaches have said that in pre- and post-game interviews.
Imagine adding another element of thousands of fans waving this flag in the air during kick-offs and extra points and various other times during the game. It would drive opposing teams insane. When ESPN comes to town for the Virginia Tech game, I hope that everyone will have had a chance to pick up one of these and show those turkeys (pun intended) what Dowdy-Ficklen is all about.
The two entrepreneurs, Justin Young and Tyler Rouse, started working on The Plunder Towel to get it ready to hit Dowdy-Ficklen (or ‘Rowdy Dowdy’ as they call it) on September 5th for the Battle of the Beards. Please head over to their site and support their hard work by clicking on this link or the logo above and seeing what they have to offer.
Tyler and Justin have also designed a new shirt called “Dowdy Rowdies” which can be purchased for $15 each over at their Web site or by clicking on the shirts below. I love the name. It gives a stadium identity for the fans much like the Cameron Crazies for Duke and the Tea-sippin’ Tarholes in Chapel Hill.